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New Braunfels, Texas
United States
Jack's Bicycle Shop
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 18m 35s
Overall Rank = 41/230
Age Group = F20-24
Age Group Rank = 2/8
Pre-race routine:

I was camping with a friend out on the river for Labor Day weekend so got ready in the dark and left camp around 5:30 in the morning. Had some OJ and a granola bar and some PB crackers. Got to the site and picked up my packet and got everything set up.
Event warmup:

Jogged about a half mile or so.
  • 11m 20s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 16s / 100 meters

Yea! I wasn't the last on out of the water! I am horrible at swimming, but I am actually pretty pleased with myself since I didn't swim all week and I partied on the river all weekend.
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on technique. Drink less on the river.
Transition 1
  • 01m 1s

Wow, I had the fastest T1 time in my group. I always feel good about my transitions. I've yet to have any problems.
What would you do differently?:

  • 42m 46s
  • 14.8 miles
  • 20.76 mile/hr

Loved it! This course was made for me. I'm horrible at hills, but generally the other women are a lot worse so I was really able to gain some time here. Plus, it was just fun.
What would you do differently?:

I think I really could have taken it a little stronger, but the bike was awesome!
Transition 2
  • 00m 45s

Same as T1, went well.
What would you do differently?:

  • 22m 42s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 34s  min/mile

I got pretty nervous because when I left T2, the announcer said that I was the second female to come off the bike and everyone started going crazy. It was kind of cool though, I felt like an olympic athlete. I should have gone stronger, I'm still running too much in a comfort zone; I shouldn't be afraid for it to hurt a little. I am surprised to see that I placed better in the water than the run. But it was a long crazy weekend so I should be thankful that I finished.
What would you do differently?:

Comfort Zones BAD!
Post race
Warm down:

Watching the guys wakeboard on the cable lake and eating a hamburger.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Ha ha, getting drunk and sunburned at the river. Sleeping on a rocky ground. Listening to some guy bang on bongos at the river for hours on end.

Event comments:

Out of the 5 triathlons that I have done this summer. This one was the best. It was so much fun. The volunteers were great, the venue was great, the food was great. Plus, we got two t-shirts in our race packet. Lot's of fun, I hope I get to do it again.

Last updated: 2004-09-07 12:00 AM
00:11:20 | 500 meters | 02m 16s / 100meters
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 0/230
Performance: Below average
Suit: Race Uniform
Course: Loop around the cable lake at the Texas Ski Ranch.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:01
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:42:46 | 14.8 miles | 20.76 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/8
Overall: 0/230
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Great course. Nice rolling hills to some good challenging hills. Loved the long downhill coming back into transition. Road a little bad in some places. Some low crossings with sand and gravel, but not too bad.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:42 | 03 miles | 07m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/8
Overall: 0/230
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back course. The run was more uphill on the way out, so nice downhill coming back in.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2004-09-07 10:34 AM

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Longview, TX
Subject: Jack's Generic Triathlon

2004-09-07 12:45 PM
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Subject: RE: Jack's Generic Triathlon
Great race! Especially - as you point out - the bike segment. Sound like you had a great weekend all in all - 'specially the drinkin' part!
2004-09-09 11:31 AM
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Northern VA
Subject: RE: Jack's Generic Triathlon

Great race Gina.  Awesome times for the Bike and Run! 


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